Lumenera's color camera streams live microscopy video

March 23, 2012
Lumenera's INFINITYHD 2-Mpixel color camera is engineered with a high-resolution 1/3-in. CMOS sensor to provide 1080p60 streaming video output over an HDMI connector.

The INFINITYHD 2-Mpixel color camera is engineered with a high-resolution 1/3-in. CMOS sensor to provide 1080p60 streaming video output over an HDMI connector, running without a PC. The camera also features an USB 2.0 interface and appropriate drivers for capturing images from the camera to transfer to a PC if required. Applications include brightfield, clinical, and industrial microscopy. Built-in auto-intensity compensation automatically adjusts the video stream as the microscope objective or the light intensity changes. Real-time live video preview enables accurate focus and specimen placement allowing for quicker slide reviews.
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Latest camera model on display at USCAP 2012, paired with Olympus' BX46 ergonomic microscope

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--USCAP 2012 - Lumenera Corporation,, a manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, is pleased to announce the release of its second generation INFINITYHD 2 megapixel color microscopy camera, now featuring three on-camera buttons for effortless access to power, white balance and image capture.

After launching the first generation camera in November 2011, Lumenera quickly responded to partner requests for simplified performance. In less than 6 weeks, Lumenera's engineering team, specialists in digital imaging modifications and customizations, was able to make significant software, hardware and mechanical changes. The first notable enhancement is the addition of three conveniently located, on-camera buttons for power, white balance and image capture. The second modification is the elimination of computer software as well as a PC or laptop when white balancing and powering the camera on or off. These changes significantly improve work-through flow for clinicians performing routine microscope slide tasks, and provide pathologists with an enhanced, economical fast solution for image capture and image analysis.

The INFINITYHD high definition scientific imaging solution offers full 1080p60 preview with superb color reproduction and extremely fast frame rates. Engineered with a high resolution 1/3" CMOS sensor, this camera was devised to provide streaming video output over an HDMI connector, uniquely running autonomously without the need for a computer. Real-time live video preview enables accurate focus and specimen placement allowing for quicker slide reviews without any lag. Lumenera's INFINITYHD digital camera is fortified with an onboard auto-intensity compensation that automatically adjusts the video stream as the microscope objective or the light intensity regulates.

The INFINITYHD microscopy camera will be showcased at USCAP 2012, paired with Olympus' BX46 clinical microscope. The BX46 is recognized for its outstanding ergonomic design for screening and other routine laboratory work. Special features to support high-volume cytology and pathology workflows include: an adjustable binocular tube for optimum posture allowing long hours of observation in comfort; reduced eye fatigue through a light intensity manager that sets brightness settings according to the specific objective and eliminates manual adjustments; finger- touch operation for quick yet thorough screenings alleviating operator fatigue; and a low, fixed stage for ease in changing specimens. The full capabilities of the BX46 together with the INFINITYHD position this combination as a necessity for pathology and other routine laboratory work.

"We are very pleased to offer the Lumenera INFINITYHD camera to the pathology market. The INFINITYHD's fast live display and plug & play installation, paired with the Olympus ergonomic designed microscopes and superior optics, will allow tumor boards to view specimens in true high definition color." stated Peter Mabanglo, Product Manager, Core Products, Scientific Equipment Group, Olympus America Inc.

"When the first prototype was developed we heard partner feedback and moved to incorporate three on-camera buttons." said Shari Anne Bordeleau, Director of Channel Sales at Lumenera Corporation. "The rapid rate at which our engineering team was able to implement the enhancements is truly remarkable. In just shy of six weeks Lumenera introduced the INFINITYHD with the incorporated button for simplified performance."

The INFINITYHD will be on display at both the Lumenera (#711) and Olympus (#612) booths at USCAP in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 17-23, 2012. For a hands-on demo of the INFINITYHD or additional information, contact [email protected] or visit the Lumenera website at For information on the Olympus ergonomic microscopes, contact Mark Clymer, Olympus America, Inc., at Mark.Clym[email protected] or 484-896-3381; visit

About Lumenera Corporation

Lumenera Corporation, a division of Roper Industries, and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions. Lumenera cameras are used worldwide in a diverse range of industrial, scientific and security applications.

Lumenera solutions provide unique combinations of speed, resolution and sensitivity in order to satisfy the most demanding digital imaging requirements. Lumenera customers achieve the benefit of superior price to performance ratios and faster time to market with the company's commitment to high quality, cost effective product solutions. For further information about Lumenera, please visit or call 613-736-4077. To receive Lumenera press releases as they are issued, contact us at [email protected].

About Olympus Scientific Equipment Group

Olympus America Scientific Equipment Group provides innovative microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators. Olympus microscope systems offer unsurpassed optics, superior construction and system versatility to meet the ever-changing needs of microscopists, paving the way for future advances in life science.

About Olympus

Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products.

Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

* Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
* Advanced research, clinical and educational microscopes and research and educational digital imaging systems;
* Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments; and
* Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves the healthcare field with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results. Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. For more information, visit

Olympus and BX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Corporation, Olympus America Inc., and/or their affiliates.

Lumenera INFINITY HD camera is not for clinical diagnostic use in the United States.

SOURCE: Lumenera

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